The Jobs of Today

Sponsored by Chevron

It’s not just doctors and scientists that need STEM education. America’s shifting economy is demanding more trained workers in many different sectors. See how Travis Brooks got the hands-on education he needed to become a technician at the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery. Visit The Atlantic to learn more.

5 Money-Saving Shortcuts for Small Business Owners

Brought to you by Spark Business from Capital One.

Being an entrepreneur comes with great reward, including choosing your own hours, the ability to select your own staff, pursuing something you’re passionate about and more. Maximize that reward with these five wallet friendly tips from Spark Business from Capital One.

1) Employ Remote Assistants Many companies are now allowing employees to work remotely to save money. Look to outsource your tasks to remote assistants who are paid on an hourly rate or at a flat fee per completed task. While this may seem like it can add up, it can be more inexpensive than paying someone to work from your office full-time. You can also be extremely efficient by utilizing video conferences instead of in-person meetings.

2) Coworking Space If you’re lucky enough to be able to work from home, you’re already saving a tremendous amount. However, if your company needs an office, consider coworking. Coworking allows you to share an office space with other like-minded companies to shave down costs. Additionally, if parties can work out a schedule for using the office space including conference rooms, it can be similar to having your own office space at a fraction of the cost.

Operation: Support Small Business With Bill Rancic

In this latest video from Intuit, they’ve recruited best-selling author and celebrity entrepreneur Bill Rancic to shine a light on small businesses and the important impact they have on the economy. Rancic visits a small business owned by a mother and her son and ends up giving the owners a heartwarming surprise.

This is all a part of their Small Business Big Game program that continues to give small biz owners the chance to win their very own 30-second television ad that will air during the third quarter of football’s biggest game on Feb 2. More than 10,000 small businesses have advanced to round two and are looking for votes to help them move forward.

You can vote for your favorite business to help them get to the next phase at smallbusinessbiggame.com and join the Small Business Big Game conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #TeamSmallBiz.

Courtyard and NFL Great, Matt Light, Spook Travelers at Epic Halloween Check-In

Brought to you by Courtyard

In the spirit of Halloween, former New England offensive lineman, Matt Light, joined forces with Courtyard for a special edition of ‘Courtyard Camera’. Watch as Light humorously scares NFL fans and hotel guests as they check-in.

In their fourth year as the Official Hotel of the NFL, Courtyard is hosting special fan activities and experiences including tailgates, ticket giveaways and social media contests.

Check out Courtyard’s YouTube channel to watch more ‘Courtyard Camera’ videos! For more information or to book a stay, visit Courtyard.com or follow Courtyard on Facebook, Twitter, or instagram.

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5 Signs It’s Time For A New Car

This post is sponsored by Kia.

There are lots of valid reasons for driving the same car for a real long time. For starters, it’s probably all paid off, and not having a monthly bill allows you to spend extra money on fun stuff like vacations. Maybe you’re so overwhelmed with work, school, and/or family stuff that the thought of car shopping is daunting. Or, perhaps your car is like an old friend that has sentimental value – you even gave it a name!

Despite all of these reasons, the time will come when you must part ways and treat yourself to a new ride. If affordability, style, safety, and a smooth ride are on your new car wish list, you should start your search with KIA’s Optima and Soul vehicles.

But first you have to let go of your old clunker. Here is how you know when the time has come.

Courtyard by Marriott Rolls Out Unique Experience for NFL Fans 

Brought to you by Courtyard by Marriott .

NFL fans on the road can now receive home field advantage when staying at Courtyard by Marriott this football season. As the Official Hotel Sponsor of the NFL, Courtyard by Marriott will be launching new NFL-themed ad spots, a major fan event at the kickoff game in Seattle, contests, guest packages and more. In addition, the hotel will be hosting special fan experiences, offering prizes and unveiling surprise guests throughout the season. 

For more information or to book your stay, please visit www.Courtyard.com or follow Courtyard on facebook, twitter, or instagram.

What Your Car Décor Says About You

This post is sponsored by Kia.

Next to your home and your office, you probably spend a good portion of your free time in your car. That’s why it’s a good idea to not only choose one with sleek styling (like the chrome accents and Rear-lip Spoiler on the KIA Optima), but to also personalize your ride so you can feel at home behind the wheel. Of course, similar to how you drive or what kind of music you’ve got blasting with the windows rolled down, your car décor can say a lot about who you are as a person.

Find out the impression your car bling might be having on others…

How to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

By Dr. Jeff Godin Ph.D., CSCS, CISSN and Tammy Godin, B.A.B.

Seventy-eight percent of people fail at achieving their New Year’s resolution. Why? Is it because their goals are too lofty and will-power is crushed? Maybe they are in the contemplation stage of making a habit change and don’t know how to prepare and take action. Or is it because they are focused on the negative and not the positive aspects of their goal? Is it because they are extrinsically motivated, not intrinsically motivated, and when results don’t happen overnight they get frustrated?.

Some common New Year’s resolutions are, “I am going to lose weight,” “I am going to exercise more,” “I am going to learn a new language.” Regardless of the resolution, the key is to develop a SOLID PLAN.